The impact of COVID-19 on visually impaired children


A guest post from Rosaleen Dempsey, RNIB Hi there I am from the children’s services in RNIB. Wonder if you would mind sharing a survey for families about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the education and development of children with VI. Survey has been designed by partners in the sight loss sector and … Continue reading The impact of COVID-19 on visually impaired children

Julia’s musical adventures


A guest post. A couple of years ago, I wrote a piece about being a parent with nystagmus of a child without. That child is now old enough to tell me if an approaching bus is a three-and-a-four-and-a-one or a two-and-a-nine, and I consider myself to be winning at life. My second child appears to … Continue reading Julia’s musical adventures

Is it time to review partially sighted or blind certification?


GUEST POST: Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy and Seeing Beyond the Eyes CET roadshow lead, Daniel Williams has retinitis pigmentosa. In this article, he asks if it is time for a change when it comes to Certification of Vision Impairment (CVI). Whilst recognition that you have low vision is an advantage, when it becomes … Continue reading Is it time to review partially sighted or blind certification?

Smart Home Technology Increases Access and Independence for Blind and Partially Sighted people


GUEST POST: Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, looks at how smart home technology can be life changing for blind and partially sighted people As the world becomes increasingly digital, it brings welcome channels of communication and independence for people with visual impairments. The latest development is Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) … Continue reading Smart Home Technology Increases Access and Independence for Blind and Partially Sighted people

SIGHT LOSS: MY UNSPOKEN REALITY


GUEST POST by Elin I’ve always had an honest approach when it comes to writing about sight loss. If you scour through my blog’s archives, you’ll find posts on anxiety, loneliness, bullying and the misconceptions, just to name a few. I think that the fact I’ve offered a window view into these strands of my … Continue reading SIGHT LOSS: MY UNSPOKEN REALITY

Going to uni with nystagmus


Today’s guest post comes from Ella, author of the blog, Life of Ella. Ella is a First Class Honours graduate and a civil servant. She also happens to have nystagmus. Some people with nystagmus might think that university is not for them, but Ella is here to share her experiences of support and success. I … Continue reading Going to uni with nystagmus

The Market-ness of the Market Place – building concepts through everyday experiences


A guest post by Gwyn McCormack, Director of Positive Eye: delivering training, courses and a unique product range to support the educational needs of children and young people with vision impairment Gwyn will deliver a ‘Supporting literacy and learning at home using everyday experiences’ workshop at our Open Day on 28 September. Sighted children develop … Continue reading The Market-ness of the Market Place – building concepts through everyday experiences

Nystagmus and driving by Sophie


This guest post is from blogger, Sophie who shares her experience of living, laughing and loving with nystagmus in her blog ‘Nystagmus in a Nut Shell’. Nystagmus and Driving – what’s the real deal? Well, I’ve had experience in this matter, so let me share it with you… Can people with Nystagmus drive? Without a … Continue reading Nystagmus and driving by Sophie